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. because of taxes. >> these tax and estate experts are all talking about a provision of a fiscal cliff next year if congress does not act the tax increases from 35% to 55%, and the amount you can give tax free to children will drop from $10 million this year to $2 million next year. talking about a significant tax hike. >> the tax attorney says if couples don't take advantage, heirs will pay, dearly. >> so your so million estate is now worth? >> six, roughly. >> so families with more than a couple million are rushing to gift their children before year'slw'"Ñ end. >> our business is up 30% to 40% now. >> the managing directorb> of mfv. >> we've seen a lot of anxiety. a lot of angst to try to move well for the next generation. >> everyone says it's big. >> it could be big enough to have a t behind the number, as >> back at the day care center where money is tight, door he lowers says $10 million exemption should be qlor but estate tax seems high, even to her. >> people also made that money. and... that they're entitled to half of the money. >> as congress debates what the right rate and exe
quickly face the challenge of his second term, avoiding this fiscal cliff. in august of 2011 congress passed the budget control act which threatened automatic spending cuts if congress failed to come up with a planned deficit reduction by 2013. these cuts are what we refer to as sequestration. this would mean an across the board cut of between 7% and 10% of all defense and non-defense federal spending irrespective of policy or its impact on everyday people. these cuts would be absolutely devastating to our national and local economies. our -- show that sequestration will reduce federal funding direct to san francisco by at least 26.5 million dollars a year, every single year. we would see over $5 million of cut to education, and almost $3 million of cuts from public housing. san francisco's allocation of medicare would be cut by $2 million. funding for the wic workforce program would lose almost $5 million. there would be a $1 million cut to housing services for people with hiv and aids and more than $1 million cut to the community development block grant program. ladies and gentlemen
and now we have the fiscal cliff issue that is facing congress and i think it's a real open question about whether we're going to have a politically induced recession. we're 40, 50 days away. you see a lot of turbulence in the markets over the next months but this is a political crisis that is going to be bring about an economic crisis if it doesn't get solved. but for the entire history of the country people do profoundly disagree with each other, have been and sometimes don't like each other very much have been able to sit across from each other and do the business of the american people. and that's what the moment requires now. on the question of screaming at each other we should understand that there are tremendous market incentives for people to go on tv and attack each other and insult each other verbally and you make a lot of money doing that. for the most part, moderate reasonable voices aren't rewarded with media platforms in the country anymore. and you see a tone and i think that this is a larger cultural issue. it manifests itself in politics but i don't think politics drives i
. melissa: all right, forget congress. fixing the fiscal cliff fiasco. here we have it under control. if no one else is going to step up with a solution, we will get it started with our own answers about where to start with spending cuts. joining me to go through the ideas is our chief economist. brian, thank you for coming back on the show. >> thank you for having made. melissa: i am so sick of people coming on and saying what the other guy is going to give and not have a solution and i said, you know what, let's roll up our sleeves and get to work and come up with some solutions. we are talking about raising taxes and we haven't really drill down on the possible spending cuts out there. for example, senator coburn showing $67.9 million. it can be saved over the next 10 years by cutting nondefense spending. among those things. it was a huge report, more than 400 pages filled with all kinds of stuff. some examples were a smart phone half that alerts users when to take their coffee break. i feel like we are things we could be cutting. what do you think? >> the federal government is sp
months. but many expressed concerns about the looming fiscal cliff that includes tax heights and spending cuts that are set to hit january 1 if congress fails to act. >>> and the dow is up 48 points. the s&p rose 3. >>> a cease fire agreement has for now quieted the violence in the israel-palestinian conflict. rita is live in our newsroom now where heartbreaking stories just continue to pour in. >> reporter: that's right, gasia. there was a cease fire and a feeling of relief today on both sides of the gaza-israel border. with strong backing from the united states, the deal was brokered by egypt's new muslim brotherhood president and he'll oversee its compliance. >> this is a critical moment for the region. egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional stability and peace. >> reporter: the united states promised additional military aid to pressure israel to accept the cease fire now. the israel prime minister who supported mitt romney over president obama made it clear that the ground invasion remains ready.
congress to spare them on any deal of the fiscal cliff. this on top of unions everywhere flexing their muscles. airports, retail stores, hospitals. it's time to say this gravy train is over. dave, when you have? reporter: all the excesses of government and the phony rules and regulations and useless rules, these unions thrive on that. the postal employees union is extraordinary. federal and postal employees are struggling during these hard times. no other group has been asked to financially contribute in the way that they have. we know that they are making twice as much of a comparable job and the private workforce. >> there is no gravy train left. america it is not in the 50s anymore. companies along the lines of this, they can't handle the higher pay rate. there is no future for private and public jobs growing in the sector. charles: in the private sector it is all about this. if they had a really from the white house and national labor relations board. it seems like a favorable media right now. they are on the attack. i don't know if this will backfire or not. holding up traff
that if congress does to address theg that if fiscal cliff and the alternative minimum tax passed tens of miions of usould be hit withus a vecry large tax bill. also might not want to be able to file much later, so expect major delays for that refund. a you with more, a co-founder. er i cannot get over this wholev story. st we have the fiscal cliff. part of that, but the irs is saying we're not going to changi our computer program because we really don't know what willor ce .really d't it could be chaos out there. ou >> they are expecting that theyh will sign a patch like they have fin every year, but -- a gerri: and that means the law goes back to what it has been of the past 12 months, and you don't have to pay that. t w many people would be on thes hook? ha will what it means?eople would b >> right now theree are about 4 million infected people, butfr that would go up to 30 some odd million people.on so 28 million people would now be thrust in. if you remember, this was going t be t back to 1969, 1970. to 155 people is what they wanted to get that were not paying0 enough taxes. >> every year
, we have a thanksgiving special edition. on the fiscal cliff, those big spending cuts and tax hikes set to hit the u.s. economy on january 1, we examine whether congress and the white house can strike a deal to avoid going off the cliff. so be sure to join on us, we look at the impact of the cliff on jobs, how strategies for investors, and tom talks with mark mobius, the global investing guru. that's "nightly business report" for wednesday, november 21. happy thanksgiving everyone, and hope you have a great holiday too tom. >> tom: goodnight susie, we'll see you online at: www.nbr.com and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> join us anytime at nbr.com. there, you'll find full episodes of the program, complete show transcripts and all the market stats. also follows us on our facebook page at bizrpt. and on twitter @bizrpt.
' fight to avoid a fiscal cliff as house speaker john boehner says there may be no way to avoid the oncoming tax increases and spending cuts if the president isn't willing to put his signature program, the healthcare law, on the chopping block. what does that really mean? byron york is chief political correspondent at the washington examiner and a fox news contributor. byron i want you to explain this. i mean, look, obamacare passed the u.s. supreme court and obviously it's not going to be overturned by executive fiat by a president mitt romney. so that leaves a third approach and here what john boehner rights, congress has a constitutional responsibility to conduct thorough oversight of the executive branch and congressional oversight will play a critical role in appealing obama care going forward. how in the world does that happen? >> well, it's not going to play a role in p repealing obamacare. this is a little bit of a surprise from bean bone, he said right after the election i guess that settles it, that makes it the law of the land. what the white house will say, obamacare
you. congress and the president have just 40 days to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. when the ball drops on new year's eve, tax hikes and severe spending cuts will kick in automatically unless a deal is reached. wyatt andrews spoke with two men who say they know how it should be done, if only washington would listen. >> reporter: two years ago, the fiscal commission chaired by democrat erskine bowles and former republican senator alan simpson proposed every basic element of the fiscal cliff solution being discussed now. their plan was a mixture of higher taxes, lower spending and the reform of medicare and social security. both men told us sacrifice has to come from everyone. >> all of us have to have some skin in the game to get it done. >> if you want something, pay for it. it's a sick idea, but it is an interesting idea. >> reporter: their biggest idea was to increase revenue by combining both the president's demand for higher taxes on the rich and the republican proposal to get rid of tax loopholes. bowles/simpson would eliminate almost every tax deduction for individuals and c
and gloom reports about the fiscal cliff, potential tax hikes on everyone, if congress does not act. of the people who were surveyed between november 9th and 13th, many of them said they do plan on spending more this year compared to last year. i have some interesting breakouts for you here, carol. more men said that they will spend more this year compared to last year than women. as far as age goes, the generation wires 18 through 24, they say that they, too, plan on spending more. remember, that group of people have had a tough time breaking into the workforce. still, though, they said they planned on spending more as well as latinos and blacks. they, too, say they plan on spending more. so why? that's the big question. why do some people say they plan on spending more this holiday season, simply because as far as the people in this survey, they felt as if their financial situation this year is better than it was last year. carol? >> that's simple. so where are people spending the most money? >> they break it down regionally. and it appears that of the people surveyed in this part
to have vanished. >> now the can is being kicked down a shorter road. i tell you something, the fiscal cliff, has john taylor, the economist said it was not created by martians from outer space, this is created by congress there is a break the glass, and hit the pause button plan on delay it. fantasyland, thinking -- 6 months. lou: that is one possible direction. but we do not know what the president is thinking, we know that the boehner said that any negotiation will have obamacare on the table. he is entertaining revenue increases as he puts it, tax hikes. and we still don't know what the president is bringing to the table do we? >> no, i must tell you, lizzy, i hear you and we think about it, we may think that kicking the can down the road, as a political solution, as a economic solution that could be an armageddon. i don't want to be an alarmist. lou: well armageddon would not alarm any of us. >> looking at congress it scares me. lou: congress is a scary proposition. jerry? any indication of president's bargaining position? >> well, here congress is doing, and they are looking at,
to be on the table as congress works to avoid a fiscal cliff. >> a new report of the death of usama bin laden reveals shadowy details of the at-sea burial of the world's most wanted terrorist. a cloud hanging over excited shoppers on black friday as workers at the nation's largest retailer get ready for a possible walkout on the busiest shopping day of the year. heather: we can see groups of walmart employees demanding higher pay and better benefits and urging employees to walk out if the demand are not met. with the national labor relations board holding off on a ruling until after thanksgiving, it looks like thousands of shoppers could see serious disruptions. james rosen live for us in our d.c. bureau. >> reporter: heather and rick, happy thanksgiving to you it's an unusual situation when walmart seeks protection from the national labor relations board. that agency was only handed this case last friday. federal investigators have been deposing witnesses and reviewing documents in advance of a ruling on whether the picketing tomorrow at walmart stores should go forward or not. actions again walmart
the failure to reach a fiscal cliff compromise this year would risk the entire economy. the good news, they say, is that congress and the president seem to agree on that. for cbs this morning, wyatt andrews, washington. >> that's an interesting piece. because everybody i know in washington involved in this thing looks at simpson/bowles as the model they should work off of. >> it's interesting to go back where we started two years ago. grab your shorts. >> they've got more support at the time. looking at different circumstance today. there's something that's not on the chopping block in washington. president obama pardoned cobbler and his alternative gobbler in an annual white house tradition. the president said yesterday that life's all about second chances. americans have been giving holiday turkeys to the white house since the 1800s. president eisenhower and president lyndon johnson ate the turkeys they were given. >> what are their names? >> cobbler and gobbler. >> cobbler and gobbler. okay. >>> hundreds of families in the chicago are getting turkey this thanksgiv
clinton the fiscal cliff envoy y. >> this is really an important. first, better internal leadership. i want to get back to what bob said. we have to be more outward focus. we have given up engaging in africa, and all the income growth, having those helps us in defense issues and other things, and we are not doing fine now. -- doing that now. >> the easiest way, so maybe we get in right. let's negotiate the first trade agreement in over 40 years. president obama is the first president not to negotiate a trade agreement. >> those were negotiated by the previous administration. good the bottom line is we have an opportunity right now to knock down barriers. you get overwhelming support from that. i think it would have been tougher the first term. there is an opportunity to move forward. we need to help our current trading partners get in right so we can all engage china and the other markets in a way that serves everyone. >> the world still conveys -- still envies financial innovation. they are good at scaling. they are not so good at inventing. i want to go back to this issue of bipartis
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